Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Sumburgh

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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Sumburgh Head at the southern tip of the Mainland of Shetland.The lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson in 1821. The light was automated in 1991 and the keepers' houses were converted into holiday accommodation. The lighthouse complex also has offices for the RSPB who look after the bird reserve which surrounds the lighthouse.The Northern Lighthouse Board operate the light, whilst the Shetland Amenity Trust own the site and plan to restore the lighthouse facilities and build a visitor centre. The lighthouse is protected as a category A listed building.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Great place for a coffee and cake with a stunning view to boot Excellent choice of tea coffee soft drinks and lots of home made cakes  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The parking is at the foot of the Hill and after a 10-minute climb you reach even the lighthouse. In addition to the fabulous views the lighthouse offers a very interesting and new exhibition to the lighthouse, its use during the second world war, the current location and the wildlife on the Islands. By the way, there is still a small café that can convince with its view even in bad weather.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The hottest day of the holiday and I chose to take the bus from Lerwick and walk up to the lighthouse. Promises of orca and dolphins kept me going BUT NOTHING prepared me for how close you can get to ...  more »

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